Anyone potty training or potty trained?

Kim - posted on 10/03/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I was just curious if anyone else has begun to potty train their 22 month old or have already successfully potty trained. My daughter has had a few days here and there that she has used the potty consistently, so I decided this is the week to get her out of diapers for good. She's been in big girl undies for 2 days and has only had 2 accidents, but i did put a pull up on her at night while she sleeps.

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Tania - posted on 09/02/2013

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hurray!! potty training success, I am so happy about it!
I had a very hard time getting my boy potty trained, but a friend talked me about a great app (potty training learning with the animals).
Never thought that something like that would work, but it did!
I can really recommend it to every parent who has trouble potty training their kid.

Christina - posted on 12/08/2011

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We did the '3day potty trainin' method. You can find several different ones online but really they are all about the same. Our daughter was COMPLETELY potty trained at 18 MONTHS day and night! She did so wonderful and I am so proud! It takes a lot of determination from both of you. The jist of these methods are.... You get rid of the diapers AND the PULL UPS TO! Throw them away so you aren't tempted. Explain to them that they dont wear diapers anymore bc they are for babies and they are a big boy/girl now. Put the panties on them and tell them to keep their panties/underwear dry. You give them a lot of liquids, every chance you get. That gives you more chances to 'teach' them. You keep reminding them to tell you when they have to go potty and tell them to keep their underwear dry. Also, keep telling them that you are so proud of them and they are such a big boy/girl! Mention it every 5 min so it is always fresh on their mind! When they start to potty in their panties/underwear run to the potty NEVER use the word "NO!" or any other discouraging words! I SAID NEVER! This method is all about positive reinforcement! Just simply tell them that they were suppose to tell you when they had to go potty and that their underwear are now all wet! Yucky. But don't make them feel bad. Tell them to tell you sooner next time. Then dont mention it again. Remember it is all about positive reinforcement! Simply put new underwear on them and keep reminding them. When you run them to the potty even if they get the teenyist-tiny little dribble in the potty get excited and complement them! They LOVE to make you happy. Then give them a reward (sticker, snack, whatever you would like. But remember you are filling them full of liquids so there are going to be lots of rewards! We gave our daughter a couple of the gerber yogart melts or a couple fruit snacks. unless she pooed then she got the whole pack of fruit snacks!) You have to really be ready for this though... bc you HAVE to stay right by your child through out the ENTIRE 3 days! No leaving the house no leaving even the room! Stay right there by them. We did lots of coloring, painting, reading books, lots of just playing in the floor, whatever she wanted to do! It was actually so much fun! Bonding time! If you start the method then you need to be there through the whole duration. Dont leave with daddy until after the 3 days! It also says NEVER OUT YOUR CHILD ON THE POTTY AND 'WAIT' FOR THEM TO GO POTTY! It is like a time out and eventually they will resent the potty bc it feels like they are in trouble! Also, be sure to give a fiber inriched diet for a couple days. You dont want it to be hard for them to go poopoo on the potty. If it is they are putting it on the potty for hurting them. Stop liquids 2-3 hr before bed and make sure they got peepee at least 2x before they go to bed at night. At nap time stop them a little before and make sure they go at least once and they should be fine. Also, since durning the 3 days you are pumping them so full of liquids they will probley wet the bed at night but that is ok just change it tell them that it is OK to get up and go potty at night and put them right back to bed. After the 3 days it will get better bc you wont be giving them so many liquids. If they are not currently waking up dry wake them up at night about 1-2hr after they fall asleep to go pee and about 1 hr before they would normally get up to go pee. DON'T PUT ANY DIAPER OR PULL UP ON THEM WHILE THEY ARE SLEEPING OR AT NAP. Even pull ups feel like diapers to them. If you out it on them then they will use it! Why would you want to confuse them! After all you are 'training' them. Also remember that during the 3 days they are NOT accidents they are just another chance to teach them! ....And always remember NEVER put your child on the potty and 'wait'. It is ok to put them on there just before you leave of right before bed but if they dont go in the first 30sec-1min take them off bc they dont need to go. We just asked our daughter and if she said no then we didnt make her bc it is all about trusting them! They want to know that you trust them! Their bodies releases is the ONLY thing they can control!

Now for our experiance...I started our daughter at 10am and noon she was already running to the potty saying "i go peepee! I go peepee!" (they dont have to be able to take to know they have to go, they will show other signs like grabbing in that area) She was peeing on the way but she had already cought on. By the evening she was telling me before she had completely gone (her panties were a little wet but that is not an 'accident' it is a sign of starting to show bladder control. If your childs have a little dribble in them dont say anything! That is actually at GREAT thing!)! Overnight she did we the bed once.
Day 2 she did WONDERFUL all day! Then the evening came and she would try to go and hide and do her business. (They say that it is very common for them to do this or throw a fit when you take them intot the bathroom after they had already done great. It is all bc they are trying to get their diapers back bc the new is running off and diapers were easier. Just keep doing what you have been doing, dont get frustraited, and it will end. Sometimes it is after the 3 days even just keep doing what you were doing!)
Overnight of day 2 she did wet the bed once.
Day 3 she woke up and DIDNT WET HER PANTIES ONCE ALL DAY!! Not once!! We just took hack up where we had left off.... After that she has only wet the bed maybe 3x in the last 4 months! 3x!! We used to wake her up an hr or 2 after she fell asleep to go potty so she would know that it is ok to wake up and go. But, now she wakes up on her own and she hasn't had an accident at night in over 2 months! Not 1! Because she is so good about waking up to go we give her her drink up until about 30 min before bed and then she gets a sip of water after she brushes her teeth right before bed. I will say though after about 2weeks into this method she got constipatied and it hurt her when she went poo and then she got so affraid of going poo on the potty (pee was still great). It took a little over a week of encouragement but she got right back on track but it was terrible during that week! Be sure to keep them full of fiber! I swear by this method! Like I said, my daughter woke up on the 3rd day and never looked back! No wet panties all day on day 3! Some kiddos take the full 3 days and then at the end of day 3 it just 'clicks'!

One more thing it says if you are currently trying another method and it obviously isnt working so for a full 30 days go back to diapers and start fresh! If you choose not to this method will still work but may take longer then 3 days. This method also says that EVERY child is ready at 22 months!

Sorry about my novel but we had such AMAZING success that I have to share! Everyone always asks how we did it and I told 3 of my friends (all of them with kids w/in 6weeks of age to mine) and 2 of them did it to a 'T' with their of kids and one got it in 2 days and the other got it on the 3rd day!!! My 3rd friend did everything to a 'T' except take the pull up away at night, in the car, and in public and her kiddo is doing very well but it was been 5 weeks and she still has accidents every day but still doing good. There is proof in that for me though!...NO PULL UPS AND NO DIAPERS! They learn MUCH quicker!

Nikki - posted on 11/06/2010

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My son is in the process as well. He will be 2 in 3 weeks, and he is doing pretty well overall. He wears underwear when we are home and in the house (which is so funny, because they are huge on his little bottom, but he insists on his buzz lightyear underwear). I set out his little potty, and he usually (not always) stops playing to go potty, or asks me to take him to the big potty instead. But, I have not been brave enough to take him out in the underwear, and so when we are out, he will use his diaper. He still goes potty when we are out as well-but he only asks half the time. The other times, he is just too busy to care, and I suppose with the diaper on it doesn't matter to him anyway. When did y'all know it was time to venture out of the house in underwear?

Jeanine - posted on 11/05/2010

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My DD has used the potty several times. She pooped for the first time yesterday on her 2nd birthday! :-) I keep intending to change her to the panties and take her frequently until she really gets it but as a new homeschooling mom I am finding that this is not so easy to schedule in! I really want to do it soon though...I am afraid if I wait longer she may miss the boat until much later! Oh well, we can only do what we can do, right? Kuddo's to all of you who have buckled down!!! :-)

Heather - posted on 11/04/2010

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We are currently on day 2 of the 3 day potty training where you get rid of all diapers and just use undies. The first day was very rough, but today has been easy so far. She has only had one accident today.

Johna - posted on 11/04/2010

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we potty trained my son at 21 months, and it only took 2 weeks to get to little to no accidents, we dont use pull ups, we went straight into underwear and it worked like a charm! he hated having accidents! good luck!

Melanie - posted on 11/04/2010

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My 23 Month old is being potty trained like your little one she has her good days and bad she is not yet in undies as she only has a small bum so she is wearing pulls ups until she can fit undies

Moni - posted on 10/24/2010

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My daughter turns 2 in 2 weeks and has been potty trained for about a month. She's in undies full time, no diapers or pull ups in the house at all. She had some regression last week, I've been told that happens with all potty training, but we've been quite successful for the past 3 days! I think it's still a bit early for potty training, but she was having such horrible diaper rashes that this was the only option for us. I think as long as accidents are expected for awhile, and there is praise, praise, praise for successes this will turn out to be a very positive experience for us :)

Eliz - posted on 10/04/2010

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When I'm home my little guy is in underwear. In bed he is in pull ups and anywhere else he is in pull ups. He just recently started using the potty at daycare even though he had been using it for me for some times now. When he turns 2 and moves up to the 2 year old class he will be in underwear at daycare as well.

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